Polish extreme metal act VADER have debuted the first single, “Shock And Awe,” from their upcoming album, titled Solitude In Madness and due out this spring. The new track can be streamed above via lyric video.
Vader comment: “I am so excited to finally show everyone how the new album sounds! ‘Shock And Awe’ is the opening track of ‘Solitude In Madness’ and includes all that you would expect from Vader: speed, aggression and blasting brutality. The album has been finished for a while but the procedure requires a little bit more patience. Expect this frantic song to be included on the set list for the upcoming tour in US/Canada. And of course, more hellish thunder is to come soon.”
Different sources see the beginnings of VADER and interpret it in various ways. The truth is, however, that the band was set up in the autumn of 1983 by two people crucial for the band: Piotr “Peter” Wiwczarek (“Bardast” and later “Behemoth” back then) playing the bass and the guitarist Zbyszek “Vika” Wroblewski. The band started its activity in Poland, the country that was stuck in a completely different reality. Metal was associated only with the two officially existing bands: TSA and Kat… Extreme metal was just about to be born and VADER was among the pioneers of that genre (and the only one left since then) in the newly emerging Underground…
Few years had passed and many people had tried to find their own place in the band, when at last in 1985 VADER started to play its first club gigs in its home town Olsztyn. The line up presented itself as follows: Czarny – vocal, Behemoth (Peter) – guitar (in fact, just after the first month I switched from the bass to this instrument), Vika – guitar, Astaroth (later ‘Rob’) – bass and Belial (later Jacho) – drums. Those days we appeared in the “New Talents” broadcast in a local radio station where 3 tracks were recorded (after many years they came out as a band’s ‘demo’, which is a total bullshit! It wasn’t recorded as a demo.) The crucial point in VADER history was its participation in the first Polish (and the first across the Eastern Europe) Heavy Metal festival – Metalmania in 1986. It was the first big step (an audience of about 5000 people) and the first band’s success beyond the local area. After the show we were invited to some countrywide radio-broadcasts and a few gigs in Poland. Since Metalmania some drastic changes in line up took place.